No other weight class carries more intrigue and mystique than the heavyweight division. This is true for any combat sport, and the UFC is no different. This is where titans collide, where every man has the size and power to render an opponent conscious with a single punch. Fittingly, the champion not only holds the belt, but the title of “The Baddest Man on the Planet.”
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Let’s take a look at the current division. Remember, you can bet on your favorite fighters at BookMaker.eu.
Let’s hope that Stipe Miocic gets his contract situation all worked out, because the UFC is always more fun when The Baddest Man on the Planet is actively defending his belt. You can’t really hate on the guy for trying to maximize his earning potential - this is a sport where the window of opportunity usually shuts after a very short period of time.
We’ve got a big matchup between Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou next week. The UFC odds at BookMaker.eu understandably have the Frenchman as a clear favorite - he’s got explosive power and The Reem has a glass chin. Ngannou passes the eyeball test with flying colors, now he’s got to get past the No. 1 contender and prove that he’s more than just an explosive athlete with a ripped frame.
Mark Hunt was recently pulled from the main event after writing about CTE-like symptoms in a self-penned article. The Kiwi was not happy about it, saying that the UFC was trying to get back at him for his ongoing lawsuit against them. This is a fascinating case, because it could effectively end Hunt’s career. How do you pull him off a card for what could be permanent brain damage and put him on another?
UFC Heavyweight Champion: Stipe Miocic
1. Alistair Overeem
2. Fabricio Werdum
3. Cain Velasquez
4. Francis Ngannou
5. Mark Hunt
6. Derrick Lewis
7. Alexander Volkov
8. Marcin Tybura
9. Aleksei Oleinik
10. Stefan Struve
11. Junior Albini
12. Andrei Arlovski
13 Curtis Blaydes
14. Travis Browne
15. Tim Johnson
The problem with trying to select the best UFC heavyweights in history is that most of them all had better days in other organizations. The greats most closely associated with the octagon would be Randy Couture, one of three men to win titles in two weight classes, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum.
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